CARE Canada applauds Canadian leadership towards a just, global recovery

OTTAWA, 29 SEPTEMBER 2020 – CARE Canada welcomes Prime Minister Trudeau's announcement of $400 million in new funding to support trusted partners addressing the impacts of COVID-19 in some of the most fragile and vulnerable communities around the world.

"Today's announcement at the UN General Assembly, together with last week's announcement that Canada will support the COVAX facility, demonstrate that Canada is delivering on its Throne Speech commitment to support a just, global recovery," said CARE Canada President and CEO Barbara Grantham.

"A global pandemic calls for global solutions. I am optimistic that Canada's strong leadership will inspire others to do their part in defending development gains and putting equity at the centre of our efforts to confront this pandemic."

As countless studies have shown, women who are at the front lines of the crisis in homes, communities, hospitals and health care facilities, camps and crowded living spaces are often excluded from community-level decision-making processes that shape the response. It is critical that Canada's contributions be delivered as rapidly and flexibly as possible to address urgent needs in these communities.

When the world needs us, Canadians step up. Canadian NGOs, with our longstanding relationships in local communities, and our ability to provide rapid, scalable, life-giving support to the world’s hardest to reach communities, look forward to working with Minister Gould and her team to ensure Canada's contributions are implemented as effectively and efficiently as possible.

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About CARE Canada:

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE develops solutions alongside women and girls in developing countries to lift themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty and out of crisis. CARE stands with women and girls around the world in economic empowerment. We bring women, girls, and their communities together to challenge inequality while facing issues like food insecurity, climate change, and emergency relief in times of crisis or disaster. CARE works in 100 countries around the world.

To learn more about CARE Canada, visit www.care.ca